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Main Office

Department of
Counseling Psychology

School of Education
335 Education Building
1000 Bascom Mall
MadisonWI  53706-1326

Tel: 608/262-4807
Fax: 608/265-4174

Email: counpsych@education.wisc.edu
or by contact form
Planning our Smart Restart: The University of Wisconsin-Madison will welcome students back to campus as scheduled for the start of fall classes on September 2.  Learn More
The Department of Counseling Psychology offers a PhD program in Counseling Psychology that is accredited by the American Psychological Association and an MS program in Counseling that meets licensure requirements in the state of Wisconsin. Starting in fall 2019, we will collaborate, along with two other health-area departments in the School of Education, in a new undergraduate major in Health Promotion and Health Equity. (The HPHE major will be housed in the Department of Kinesiology.)
Faculty Photo Fall 2018 

Professor Emeritus Bruce Wampold has been awarded the American Psychological Foundation (APF) Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Application of Psychology. This award recognizes a distinguished career and enduring contribution to advancing the application of psychology through methods, research, and/or application of psychological techniques to important practical problems. Congratulations, Dr. Wampold!

Bruce Wampold






The Counseling Psychology Training Clinic (CPTC)
was awarded the 2018 Association of Psychology Training Clinics Clinic Innovations Award. The award is given annually to recognize innovation in psychology training clinics and/or competency-training more broadly. Dr. Stephanie Graham, Clinical Associate Professor and the Director of the CPTC, accepted the award at the APTC Annual Meeting in March 2018. The CPTC was recognized for its partnership with the Division of Diversity, Equity and Educational Achievement to increase access to culturally-responsive psychological services for underrepresented students at UW-Madison. The 4-year partnership included funding for two CP graduate student clinicians who provided direct mental health support services to DDEEA students at the CPTC as well as support services such as workshops and consultation.  Read more about ​the award here.

Graham Award

CP Stance on Campus Hate/Bias Incidents -
Faculty, students, and staff in the Department of Counseling Psychology work hard to create a diverse and inclusive learning community with an emphasis on training culturally competent practitioners at the Master’s and doctoral levels.  We have been distressed to witness the escalation of hate/bias-driven speech and actions, both nationally and here at UW.  We are committed to creating a culture of inclusion in the department and the university, and to a vision of education that includes affirmation and openness to the breadth of human diversity.  We endorse the following statements, on creating an inclusive campus climate:

Open Letter from the CP Department
Moving Forward Together - SoE Stand and Plan Against Hate and Bias

APA-Accredited Internship Placements
for 2020-2021

​​Nancy Herrera

​​​University of Texas at El Paso Counseling Center, El Paso, TX

Jaime Lam
University of Minnesota-Minneapolis Counseling Center, Minneapolis, MN

​​​​Morgan Sinnard

​VA Long Beach Healthcare System, Long Beach, CA

​Aaron Stumpf
VA Medical Center, White River Junction, VT

​Kathryn Thomas

​​Connecticut Mental Health Center: Forensic Addiction Services, Yale University, New Haven, CT

“The Great Psychotherapy Debate:
The Evidence for What Makes Psychotherapy Work” 

“The Great Psychotherapy Debate: The Evidence for What Makes Psychotherapy Work,” has been updated and revised to expand the presentation of the Contextual Model, which is derived from a scientific understanding of how humans heal in a social context and explains findings from a vast array of psychotherapies studies.

Read More about The Great Psychotherapy Debate

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The CP Training Clinic seeks to offer high-quality, cost- efficient, and multiculturally competent psychological and mental health services, including counseling and psychological assessment, to students and residents of Madison and the surrounding areas.

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